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Overhaul for Out of Order Jail Elevator

(La Porte, IN) - Money is being spent to get an elevator at the LaPorte County Jail moving again.  The La Porte County Council Monday night approved $195,000 to give the elevator a complete



Larry Levandowski, Director of Facilities for La Porte County government, said the aging elevator has been down since Thanksgiving because it’s too old for anyone to repair.  “We’re doing an upgrade to all of the electronics, the sensors and everything so it’ll keep this elevator going for a long time,” he said.


The elevator is used by kitchen and laundry service workers at the jail.  Sheriff John Boyd said employees and inmates occasionally became stuck in the elevator before it quit running two months ago.

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